Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tupperware Microwave Rice Maker

This rice cooker is everything it promises to be. In fact it is so good at its job that people love it! I am sometimes asked questions about its use and what can be cooked in it, how long rice and grains need to cook and if it is easy to clean, so I am sharing the package insert that comes with the rice cooker with you to answers those questions.

Finally, perfect rice every time. With the Tupperware® Microwave Rice
Maker you can cook almost any type of rice and/or grain fast, easy, and
virtually mess free. By cooking and serving in one container, you can
save time, energy and space in your kitchen.

Key Features and Benefits
• The Tupperware® Microwave Rice Maker is easy to use. Simply fill
the base with the ingredients, close securely and place in the
• Cook and serve in the same container.
• Leftover rice and/or grains can also be stored in the refrigerator
and re-heated in the microwave as needed. Note: The cover is not
liquid tight.
• The Microwave Rice Maker comes in three parts: Base, Insert and
Cover. Assembly instructions are conveniently etched on the Insert.
• The Microwave Rice Maker features a unique double cover that
collects the foam created during cooking and channels it into the
recessed area of the cover, then drains it back into the base. Your
microwave stays clean and safe from spills.
• Maximum fill for rice and water located on the outside of the base.
• The cover handles fold down and lock on the base, giving you a solid
grip when removing hot rice from the microwave.
• For best results, keep rice and water within the guidelines marked on
the container and use the correct power levels and cooking times for
your microwave.
• Makes up to 4 cups of cooked rice.

To Use
• Fill the base with rice first and then add water, paying attention to the
maximum fill line. To avoid boiling over, do not exceed maximum
• Place the insert on to the base with the rimmed side up.
• Line up the handles of the lid with the handles on the side of the base.
Snap the handles in place by folding down and “clicking” the handles
of the cover on the handles of the base to lock them in place.

For Best Results
• Rinse the rice unless otherwise stated on the packaging.
• Use cold water.
• When cooking with salt (1 tsp.) add 2 – 4 minutes of cooking time.
• Allow rice to stand 5 minutes before serving.
• Fluff the rice after cooking with a plastic non-scratch Tupperware

Cooking Guidelines for 4 servings:
All Rice and/or Grain needs to stand for at least 5 minutes before
servings unless otherwise noted below.

• The Microwave Rice Maker is safe for temperatures between
32° - 248°F/ 0° - 120°C.
• Do not use in the freezer and do not exceed 248°F/ 120°C.
• Do not cook rice without water.
• Do not add fats, oils, or liquids that contain fat such as milk. Use only
water for cooking rice.
• The Microwave Rice Maker is not suitable for making risotto or rice
• Do not use abrasives or sharp utensils to avoid scratching.
• Respect the maximum fill line. Do not overfill to avoid boil-over. For
rice with a high starch content, cook small quantities.
• Always lift the lid away from you to avoid burning from steam buildup.
• Always use oven mitts when removing cooked rice from the
microwave oven.

• Dishwasher safe.
• Refrigerator safe.
• Rinse the entire container immediately after use with cold water to
prevent strong odors or stains.
• To avoid stains, do not add tomato sauce, saffron, curry or other
colored spices. Do not reheat curry or tomato dishes in the
Microwave Rice Maker. Staining will not affect the performance of the
product and is not covered by the Tupperware® guarantee.

• Dimensions: 10.47 x 8.19 x 6.10”/26.6 x 20.8 x 15.5 cm
Grain/Water/Power & Time

Israeli Couscous 1 cup/ 237 mL 2 cups/ 473 mL High Power: 10 min.

Quinoa 1 cup/ 237 mL 2 cups/ 473 mL High Power: 8 min.
Stand: 15 min.

Texmati Rice 1 cup/ 237 mL 2 cups/ 473 mL High Power: 5 min.
Medium Power: 15 min.

Sushi Rice 1 cup/ 237 mL 11/2 cups/ 296 mL High Power: 5 min.
Medium Power: 15 min.

Basmati Rice 1 cup/ 237 mL 11/2 cups/ 355 mL High Power: 5 min.
Medium Power: 15 min.

Jasmine Rice 1 cup/ 237 mL 11/2 cups/ 355 mL High Power: 5 min.
Medium Power: 15 min.

Wild Rice 1 cup/ 237 mL 3 cups/ 710 mL High Power: 5 min.
Medium Power: 55 min.

Brown Rice 1 cup/ 237 mL 31/2 cups/ 828 mL High Power: 5 min.
Medium Power: 40 min.

White Rice (no salt) 1 cup/ 237 mL 11/2 cups/ 355 mL High Power: 5 min.
Medium Power: 15 min.

Cooking Time
Type of Grain* Grain Quantity* Water* in 1,000 W*
*Timing and water level should be adjusted according to grain quantity, microwave power setting, microwave wattage and desired moisture.


Lysa DeVinney said...

This is exactly what I needed to know. My sister misplaced her directions before she used this for the first time. Thanks for your helpful post! I LOVE Tupperware!

Cheryll said...

Oh, excellent Lysa! I love it when someone benefits from my postings!

Angelique said...

Thank you for posting! I've been searching the web for which 9 grains the rice maker can cook. Now that I know I definately have to get one ;-) Thanks again!

Cheryll said...

My pleasure Angelique! I do this blog for you and others like you.

BTW, this is a great rice/grain cooker!

Huttmamma said...

I also misplaced instructions how great that all my questions were answered here in one place. Thank you so much.

Jodi said...

Thanks for this post! I also lost my directions and had no clue how to use it and my friend at work wanted to know if you could make sushi rice in it. Now I have an answer for her. Thanks again!

c887774 said...

40 minutes in the microwave for brown rice? For 5 more minutes, I could do it on the stove!!!!

Lorraine said...

How do you use the rice cooker to serve 8 people? Do I need to make more batches?

Cheryll said...

Aimee, Cooking brown rice in the Microwave Rice Cooker only saves a few minutes, but what I especially like is that I set the microwave and then forget it. Rice cooks perfectly every time. But even better is that it doesn't boil over and make a huge mess (like my electric one), my house stays cool on a hot day, and wash up is a snap! Give it a try. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do!

Staci said...

Thanks for this. I got the rice maker as a gift, misplaced the instructions and needed to use the rice maker tonight. Thanks for taking the time to type it up.

Alison said...

Thanks so much for your great information Cheryll! A friend of mine kindly gave me her tupperware rice cooker but had misplaced the instructions and now I have all the info I need! My friends refer to me as the Tupperware queen and after my most recent party (2 weeks ago) I realize just how much Tupperware I have. I can't recommend Tupperware highly enough!

I bought the fresh herbs planter. Any tips on using that? Can I plant more than one herb per planter?


Alison said...

Thanks so much Cheryll! A friend of mine kindly gave me her Tupperware microwave rice cooker but she had lost the instructions. You have now answered all my questions at once! My friends refer to me as the Tupperware queen and after my most recent Tupperware party (2 weeks ago) I have realized just how much Tupperware I have!

I bought the Fresh Herb Planter at my party and I was just wondering if you have any tips for using it? Can I plant more than one herb per planter?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Carole said...

I got this rice cooker about a month ago. I use it all the time now, and I LOVE it. And cleanup is a snap! My kids have even used it when they want a quick meal (I usually keep teriyaki'd chicken and/or turkey in the freezer).

I love tupperware!

mamacyn said...

this post is still helping us.... Thank you! cyn

Grandma Roxie said...


Thank you so much I too misplaced the directions and had no clue on the time..thank you so much!

Grandma Roxie

Liv said...

Same - I filed my instructions away in a very secure place and need to make rice for dinner tonight. Thankfully I don't need to do it on the stove now. Thanks for your post!

Marla said...

Wondering about the 3.5 cups of water for the brown rice recipe - that takes it over the max line in the cooker, or is that the max line for rice?

Pam said...

What constitutes "medium" power? My microwave has power in percentages so would 50% equal "medium" Also 1 cup equals 4 servings but I have 6 people in my family. Can I do more than one cup and what would the water portion be?


Pam said...

What constitutes “medium” power? My microwave’s power is in percentages so would “50%” equal “medium”? Also, I have 6 people in my family so is 1 cup the maximum I can make which only serves 4 people?


samantha lord-riley said...

at the party i brought rice cooker from, she also mentioned you can cook / steam vegies in this too. Have you tried and know how??

samantha lord-riley said...

Hi, i was also showed at party you can cook / steam vegies in this aswell. Have you tried, and how do you do it?? Thanks

Major Angst said...

Thanks for having the directions to this piece of Tupperware. My mom gave me the directions when she gave me the rice cooker. Lifesaver, as I'm cooking my first dinner for my fiancee tonight. Thanks again!

dez said...

I live at high altitude 9671 feet. does this affect the cook time i lost my directions when we moved and honestly never used it before but when i tried it still had too much water left in it and i cooked 2 cups for 10 min did i do something wrong?

Deanna Watkins said...

Loved the rice cooker for white rice, very easy and turned out perfect. But tried brown rice and the cooker didn't handle the 5 min high, and 45 min med in the microwave. Melted the bottom right out of it. I did follow the instructions for amounts of water and rice. Was quite surprised when I went to take it out of the microwave.

Kim Coccia said...

your brown rice post said 5 min on high 40 on low that is an error right

Cheryll said...

No error Kim, that's pretty much how to cook brown rice in the Rice Maker. If you've had different experience please let us know.